100 Magazines that Pay Writers $300+ Per Article

Writers! Here’s a list of over 100 magazines that pay up to $300 per article – or more per article.

Yes, this is a big list, but it just scratches the surface, in terms of the number of publishers available.

If you’re not sure how to take advantage of these opportunities, your next step should be to watch this free webinar. You’ll learn the ins-and-outs of getting started.

The publishers listed here are organized by category, for your convenience. (Thanks to Writing Launch for their contributions here. The database for their members contains over 1700 similar listings, from which this was drawn.)

Art & Design

  • Afterimage is a bimonthly publication that covers visual arts, photography, independent film and video, new media, and alternative publishing. They cover issues and debates within art history, visual and cultural studies, media studies, and related fields. They have features, essays, reviews, reports, news, media noted sections for writers, and double exposure, which are collaborations of photography and prose. The magazine is partly funded by New York State Council on the Arts. They pay $0.05/word for articles, max $300 for features, $150 for essays and $100 for news, reports and reviews. When I last checked, it was not clear whether their funding was still able to support paying writers. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

Boating / Sailing

  • Sail Magazine is the magazine for sailing. They “write, edit, and design for everyone who sails – aboard a one-design boat or an offshore racer, aboard a daysailer on a tiny lake or a cruiser crossing great oceans and great distances.” According to our research, they pay $200 to $800 per article. They particularly want “small stories with punch.” To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  • WoodenBoat is a bimonthly magazine for wooden boat owners, builders, and designers. Editors are primarily interested in publishing informative material; therefore, writing style is secondary when they consider an article for publication.Payment for features is $250–$300 per 1,000 words. To learn more, read the writers’ guidelines: https://www.woodenboat.com/woodenboat-editorial-guidelines.
  • PassageMaker Magazine covers all aspects of trawlers and ocean motorboats and welcomes articles from around the world. Articles should be a combination of personal experience and the technical/ informative aspects. General, travel, how-to pieces about the boats and their systems, the crew, and the places they travel are welcome. They also accept articles for Channels, their e-newsletter.
    Word count: 800-4,000 for the magazine, up to 1,200 for Channel e-newsletter articles. They pay: $300-950 for the magazine, $150-400 for newsletter articles. Details here.


  • Canadian Healthcare Technology is a print and digital magazine that covers the latest news in healthcare technology. They publish 8 times a year. They welcome “articles from healthcare providers and companies with innovative solutions.” They particularly “like to profile how new technologies and methods are making an impact on the delivery of care in hospitals and long-term care centres, and by home-care providers.” One payment report indicates payment of $300 for a reported story of 900 words. For details, read their writers’ guidelines.
  • Hostelling International Canada is a not-for-profit network of hostels in Canada. They are seeking pitches for their online magazine. They publish 5 types of articles: travel stories, lists, opinion pieces, tips, and guides. They generally pay $70 to $200 CAD per article. For details, refer to this Twitter post and this page.
  • Triathlon Magazine Canada is a triathlon publication that covers training, nutrition, gear, events, and more. They are seeking “story submissions from writers, photographers, athletes, coaches and enthusiasts.” They pay $50 to $200 per story. For details, visit this page.
  • Inuit Art Quarterly is a magazine dedicated to “Inuit and circumpolar arts, connecting Inuit Nunangat and readers around the world.” They pay $1,250 for feature articles and $250 for reviews that are published in their magazine. They pay $200 for web editorials or reviews. To learn more, refer to this page.
  • Broken Pencil is a magazine dedicated to zines, comics and underground print revolution. They publish four times a year and are based in Toronto, Canada. They feature “reviews of hundreds of zines and small press books, plus comics, excerpts from the best of the underground press, interviews, original fiction and commentary on all aspects of the indie arts.” They pay $30 to $300 per article. For details, refer to this page.
  • Canadian Student Review is a free digital magazine by The Fraser Institute which is “an independent, non-partisan research and educational organization based in Canada.” The magazine is written by students for students. They want articles (of 1,000 to 1,500 words) that are focused on an economic or public policy topic. They pay $200 per article. To learn more, refer to this page.
  • On Spec is a Canadian quarterly magazine of speculative fiction. They mainly feature work by Canadian writers in the genre they call “fantastic” literature. For poems of 4 to 100 lines, they pay $50. For short-short stories of under 1000 words, they also pay $50. They accept fiction of up to 6,000 words. The rates vary depending on the length of fiction. For example, the rate for 1,000 to 2,999 words is $125, for 3,000 to 4,999 words, it is $175 and for 5,000 to 6,000 words, it is $200. All these rates are in Canadian dollars. Further information can be found here.


  • Adventist World is a worldwide monthly magazine by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. They are looking for articles of international interest on topics that are important around the world and in the church. They pay $50 to $100 for unsolicited articles and $75 to $300 for solicited articles. They pay $15 per image if they use photos sent with articles. To learn more, visit this page.
  • Church Health Reader is a print an digital Christian magazine that publishes “research, articles, and reflections on health and healing for lay leaders and clergy.” They pay $40 to $200 per article. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  • Psychology for Living (PFL) is a Christian psychology magazine published by the Narramore Christian Foundation. They publish articles ranging from those that deal with psychological problems to those that discuss communication and family relationships. They pay $200 for articles of 1,200 to 1,700 words and $125 for articles of less than 1,200 words. For previously published articles, they pay $75. For more details, read their writers’ guidelines.
  • Adventures in Odyssey Clubhouse is a Christian children’s magazine that publishes short stories and nonfiction. In addition to stories, they publish factoids, features of “ordinary kids doing extraordinary things, activities, humor, and interviews with noteworthy Christians. They pay $200 and up for short stories, and $150 and up for nonfiction. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

Creative Writing / Short Stories

  • Worlds Without Master is an adventure fiction and gaming magazine, harking back to genre magazines of yore. They feature fiction, tabletop role-playing games, and non-fiction articles that may be of interest to sword and sorcery gamers. They pay $100 for non-fiction, $200 for stories. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.


  • PTO Today is the magazines for leaders of parent-teacher organizations. They’re published 6 times a year. They publish articles about parental involvement, leadership, fundraising, working with school staff, etc. They pay $200 to $700 for features. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

Environmental & Sustainability

  • WCT Magazine is a bimonthly magazine aimed at Wildlife Control Operators (WCOs) working in the wildlife damage control field. Editors are looking for articles on all aspects of wildlife damage control work, how-to methods on trapping of nuisance species, public relations and business. “Our primary need is for specific, practical information that our readers can apply to their own businesses,” share editors in their guidelines. Editors buy all rights. Payment starts at $200 for features (1,200-1,500 words) with good photo support. To learn more, read the submissions guidelines: http://www.wctmagazine.com/files/WriterGuidelines.pdf.

Farm & Gardening

  • 2 Million Blossoms is a new quarterly magazine that is dedicated to protecting pollinators. They are “open to submissions on any topic related to pollinators and pollination, written for a lay audience.” They are looking for short form (300 to 800 words) and long form (1,200 to 2,500 words) articles that are preferably accompanied by photos. They pay $100 to $200 per short form article and $200 to $400 per long form article. Details here.
  • Hobby Farms is a magazine dedicated to small farmers. They pay $300 and up for features, while other sections are negotiated. Contact their editors here.
  • Bee Culture is a magazine covering American beekeeping. They publish articles about “beekeeping – its history, how-to-do everything beekeeping covers, equipment used and made, and even the humorous side of this craft.” 30%-50% of their articles are written by freelancers, and they’re continuously accepting article proposals or full articles, though they prefer queries. Payment: $150 to $200 for features (1,500 to 2,000 words). Submission Guidelines.
  • Acres USA is a magazine and website written “by passionate people who have a sincere interest in the principles of sustainable and organic agriculture.” They’re interested in the application of sustainable farming techniques. According one report, they paid $300 for a 1,000 word article. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  • The American Gardener is the American Horticultural Society’s official publication. They publish pieces that appeal to experienced amateur gardeners, and topics range from garden design to environmentally appropriate gardening. The magazine is mostly written by freelancers, and they accept article pitches for feature articles and department sections. They pay $300 to $600 for features and $150 to $200 for departments. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

Finance / Business

  • eContent Magazine is a digital magazine and print magazine that covers content marketing. Reports indicate a payment of $200 for an article. They have a helpful editorial calendar, as well as a “how to work with us” document for writers on their about us page.

Food & Nutrition

  • Pipette Magazine is an independent print magazine about natural wine. They publish 3 times a year. They are looking for pitches about natural wine from experienced writers. They pay $200 to $350. For details, refer to their editor and publisher’s Twitter post. To contact them, refer to this page.
  • Eaten is a print magazine focused on food history. They publish 3 times a year. Their magazine is “filled with a cornucopia of old recipes, enlightening gastronomic essays, and the fascinating and forgotten tales of the people who have grown, cooked, and enjoyed all things edible over the centuries.” They seek stories related to both food history and the theme of their upcoming edition. According to one payment report, they paid $200 for a reported story of 1,000 words. To contact them, refer to this page.
  • Tenderly is a vegan lifestyle magazine that is launching on Medium (an online publishing platform) on July 8, 2019. They will talk about recipes, living well, loving animals, and saving the planet. Most of their pieces will be 1,000 to 2,000 words long. Their pay will start at $200 per post. For more information, refer to this page.
  • Edible Columbus is a quarterly print magazine devoted to local food, dining, and gardening in the greater Columbus, Ohio area. Their articles are 600 to 2,000 words long. They pay $100 to $200 per feature article, and $50 per article for non-feature departments. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  • Edible Santa Barbara is a quarterly print and online magazine that focuses on the food and wine culture in Santa Barbara County. Their department stories and columns are 600 to 1,000 words long, and their feature stories are 900 to 2,000 words long. They pay $50 to $200 per piece. For details, refer to their submission guidelines.

General Interest / News

  • Jewish Currents is a quarterly magazine and website that is “committed to the rich tradition of thought, activism, and culture of the Jewish left.” They look for “submissions on all things now and Jewish.” According to their editor, they pay $200 to $300 for most of their web pieces. For details, refer to this page.
  • PRI’s The World is a radio news magazine that covers news, interviews, features, and music from around the globe. It is a co-production of Public Radio International (PRI), BBC World Service, and WGBH/Boston. They are looking for “digital stories on immigrant communities in the US, the effects of US immigration policies in the US & LatAm, and stories related to immigration & the 2020 election.” They want pitches of about 250 words. Their rates start at $300. To learn more, refer to this Twitter post and this link.
  • Reader’s Digest Asia is a magazine that covers true stories, travel, recipes, health, beauty, games, jokes, and more. They pay $250 for true stories (800 to 1,000 words), up to $150 for examples of generous deeds (100 to 500 words), $50 to $100 for anecdotes and jokes (less than 300 words), up to $200 for stories of “your heart’s deepest wish”, and up to $100 for anecdotes about remarkable animals (up to 300 words). Details here.
  • The Vietnamese is an independent, non-profit online magazine that aims to raise awareness about Vietnam’s human rights situation and politics among international community. They are seeking pitches on “what concerns Vietnamese people the most in terms of human rights, democracy, and political concerns.” They pay $200 for text (about 1,500 words for written pieces). They pay $200 for 7 to 10 minute video clips with English subtitles and $150 for a recorded op-ed or interview. Details here.
  • The American Interest is a bi-monthly magazine that focuses on American policy, politics, and culture. They welcome submissions of feature essays and book/film reviews. According to one payment report, they paid $200 for a blog post of 2,000 words. To learn more, refer to this page.
  • NEXUS Magazine is a bi-monthly, international alternative news magazine. They cover health, future science, free energy, environment, suppressed news, conspiracy, ancient mysteries, history, consciousness, paranormal, and more. They prefer articles of 4,000 to 5,000 words. They normally pay about $200 per 4,000 words. For more information, refer to this page.
  • AlterNet is a news magazine and an online community which “creates original journalism and amplifies the best of hundreds of other independent media sources.” They publish narratives, success stories, expert analyses, investigative reports and critiques of policies. According to payment reports, they pay around $200 per story. For further details, read their writer guidelines.

Health and Wellness

  • Recreation News is a regional magazine for the Washington D.C. area. They cover recreational activities, with a focus on leisure time for government employees. They cover “destinations and activities within a day or weekend drive of the Baltimore-Washington region.” They pay up to $300 per article. Their editors can be contacted here.
  • Vibrant Life is a bimonthly magazine that publishes family-oriented health pieces from a Christian perspective. Their Nutrition section adheres to the vegan lifestyle and helps readers eat more nutritious foods. They pay $100-$300 for articles. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.


  • Wartime is a print magazine that specifically focuses on Australian history during times of war. They accept articles from both amateurs and professionals, and demand an engaging writing style. No dry content. Requests proposals. Length: 1,000 to 2,000. Pay: $300 per 1,000 words. Writers’ Guidelines.
  • History Magazine provides “interesting and thought-provoking accounts of key events in global history.” They are focused on publishing accessible, entertaining, accounts of history. Payment is 8 cents a word, up to 2,500 words. A max of $200. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

Hobbies & Crafts

  • Antique DOLL Collector Magazine is a monthly magazine dedicated to antique, vintage and collectible dolls. They publish doll collectors’ stories and cover auctions. They prefer articles of 500 to 1,000 words. They pay $200 to $500 per article. For details, read their writers guidelines.
  • O Gauge Railroading is a print and digital magazine for O Gauge model train hobbyists. They are always looking for layout articles and how-to feature articles. High quality photos accompanying the articles are a plus. The layout features should be 1,200 to 1,500 words long. They pay $400 for layout features and $200 for how-to features. For details, visit this page.
  • Bead & Button is an international magazine about the art and craft of beading. They publish how-to articles and features. They are published 6 times a year. They pay $300-$400 for features. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

Human Rights / Social Justice

  • Our Times is an independent Canadian labour magazine that is committed to promoting workers’ rights and social justice. Their three main subject areas are features, poetry, and “Working for a Living” (an ongoing series of short stories). They pay up to $300 for features, $50 for poems, and $100 for “Working for a Living” stories. To read the submission guidelines of their three main subject areas, visit this page.

Lifestyle / Entertainment

  • My Sister’s Magazine is “an interactive digital magazine for millennial Black women.” The magazine has the following sections: culture, history, lifestyle, relationships/sex/love, fashion/beauty, politics, and book club. They accept pitches of less than 500 words. They pay $150 to $300 per article based on word count (750 to 1,500 words). To learn more, refer to this page.
  • Yes Plz Weekly is “an insanely delicious, ever-evolving mix of the best coffees and a gratuitously eclectic print magazine.” It is important to note that the magazine is not just about coffee. According to their contributing editor, they are looking for pitches for pieces that are: “weird; about your obsessions; unplaceable.” They are also looking for profiles of artists, musicians, and entrepreneurs, personal essays, and mini-musings. They pay $200 to $500. For details, refer to this Twitter post. To contact them, refer to this page.
  • AmeriForce Media is the publisher of the magazines, Military Families and The Reserve & National Guard. They are currently looking for pitches for their “2019 themes of entrepreneurship, deployments, salute to spouses, education, nonprofits and volunteering, veterans transition, and health & wellness.” They pay $75 to $200 per article. To learn more, visit this page.
  • Russian Life magazine is a bimonthly magazine covering all aspects of Russian culture, travel, history, and more. Their features are generally freelanced, and writers are invited to send queries for features or for a small number of other departments (the full list is available in the guidelines). They don’t specify pay, but our sources report $100 to $300 an article. To learn more, read Russian Life’s submission guidelines.
  • German Life Magazine deals with German culture, past and present, and how North America has been shaped by its German element. They accept reports on social, political, cultural and historical events. Query first. Response time: Unspecified; only responds if interested. Word count: 1,200 for features, 300-800 for departments, 250-300 for book reviews. Pay: $300-500 for features, $100-130 for reviews and short pieces, up to $80 for fillers. A previous version of their submission guidelines has disappeared from their website, however, you can find the publisher’s contact information at the bottom of the page here: https://germanlife.com/contributors/ – I highly recommend querying before pitching.
  • EQ is the “premier magazine of luxe country life.” They profile prominent people living an equestrian lifestyle, profile unique homes, farms, and ranches, and publish articles on travel, style, home design, culture, and dining. They pay $100 for departments and $200 to $300 for features. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  • Sasee is a women’s lifestyle magazine. They are interested in 500-1,000 word non-fiction submissions for and about women: essays, humor, satire and first-person experiences. Previous writers have reported payment from $100 to $200 per essay. Details here.
  • The Introspectionist is a monthly magazine for intelligent women. Thus, its content includes more in-depth articles than a typical woman’s magazine. Editors look for articles that tell a story and inform, and also for persuasive essays, creative non-fiction, “thought-provoking insights and uniquely informative pieces.” Every month The Introspectionist chooses a theme for a deep analysis: http://www.theintrospectionist.com/home/EditorialCaliendar. Payment for features is $100 (up to 2,000 words) and $200 (up to 5,000 words). To learn more, read the writers’ guidelines: http://www.theintrospectionist.com/home/submissions.


  • ILY is an online magazine about love. They cover “all variations of love, from kinship to romance, ILY features essays, interviews, vignettes, photography, poetry, interviews, and other forms of art.” They are always seeking love/dating pitches. They would love profiles, Q&As, and trend/reported pieces. They pay $75 to $200 per piece. For details, refer to their founder’s Twitter post and this page.
  • Oh Reader is a print and online magazine about reading. Their first edition will be released in June 2020. They will publish 4 times a year. They are “looking for stories about your experiences as a reader, insight into the effect of reading on humans, humorous takes on the world of words, and anything else you as a reader or writer might be interested in sharing.” They will pay a flat rate of $200 per published article. Details here.
  • Gumbo Magazine is a bi-annual print publication by Gumbo Media, a media company and storytelling platform that “curates content, experiences, and opportunities that expand the narrative of Black life.” They are seeking Black creatives for essays, short fiction, poetry, profiles, and interviews. They pay $100 to $300 per piece. The deadline for submission of pitches is October 1, 2019. The deadline for submission of completed pieces is October 15, 2019. For details, refer to their Twitter post and call for submissions page.
  • New Music Connoisseur (NMC) is a bi-yearly magazine that is devoted to “the works of composers of the 20th and 21st centuries.” Most of their pieces are no longer than 1,500 words. They pay an honorarium of $50 to $200 per piece. To learn more, refer to this page.
  • Amazonas Magazine is a freshwater aquarium magazine. It is read by people who are passionate about keeping freshwater aquariums in their houses, offices, businesses, and schools. They pay $100 to $600 for an article, depending on the author’s experience, the length and the complexity of the article and whether it has images or not. First-time contributors are generally paid $300 to $350 per article, including images. For details, refer to this page.
  • Blade Magazine is about knives and knifemaking. According to their website: “What we need are stories that are brand new in scope and content. Knives being used for unusual purposes, in adventure settings, etc., are always good. New, state-of-the-art knife designs, steels and other knife materials and how they are made are good. The knife collections of celebrities are good. Stories on how to collect knives, what to collect and why, etc., are good.” They pay between $150 and $300 for articles. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.

Movies / Film / Television

  • British Cinematographer is a print and digital magazine that covers the art and craft of international cinematography. They publish 6 times a year. They “focus on the art and craft of cinematographers, and the technologies they use during production and post production.” According to one payment report, they paid $300 for a reported story. To contact them, visit this page.

Outdoors / Hunting / Fishing

  • Tail Fly Fishing Magazine is a bimonthly print publication that is devoted exclusively to fly fishing in saltwater. They are always seeking great content on saltwater fly fishing (with focus on conservation and the environment). They want feature articles of 2,000 to 2,500 words, and short features of 1,000 to 1,500 words. They pay more for well-polished articles with great photos. They pay up to $500 for features, $300 for short features, $200 for “fly tying/ step-by-step”, $150 for “inside the box”, $200 for “an angler opines”, and $600 for photo essays. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  • Whitetails Unlimited Magazine publishes “a wide range of hunting, environmental, educational, wildlife management and how-to articles.” Nearly all of their features include wildlife topics, particularly the whitetail deer. Their feature articles are 1,500 to 2,500 words long. They pay up to $350 for feature articles with photos and up to $200 for stories without photos. To learn more, visit this page.
  • Gripped is a Canadian climbing magazine that covers routes, events, and climbing gear, and profiles of prominent climbers. They pay $250 for features, plus $50 to $200 per photo. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  • American Angler is a magazine all about fly fishing. They cover every aspect of the sport, with a focus on coldwater fishing for trout, steelhead, and salmon. They pay $450 to $600 for feature articles, and $200 to $400 for short features. They also pay $600 for “Waterlines” or “Expeditions” essays. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  • Australian Shooter, Australian Hunter, Australian & New Zealand Handgun and The Junior Shooter Magazines are published by the Sporting Shooters’ Association of Australia (SSAA). They accept letters, stories, and reviews. They pay contributors for first-use publication but not for subsequent use of work. Stories submitted to the SSAA should not be submitted to other Australian shooting or hunting publications. They pay 25 cents per word and $25 per photo published. They pay $200 for a main photo used on the front cover of one of their magazines. To learn more, refer to this page and their writer package.
  • Shotgun Sports magazine publishes articles on hunting, trapshooting, and other areas of shotgunning. According to previous reports, they’re looking for full article submissions for their five departmental categories: test reports, think pieces, round-ups, historical pieces, and interviews. They pay $50 to $200, though “stories submitted without photos will be paid a lower rate.” You can contact the editor here.
  • Fly Tyer Magazine wants articles describing new flies for catching trout, bass, panfish, and saltwater species across the U.S. and around the world. They are also interested in articles describing new tying materials and techniques, or new applications for older tying materials and techniques. Query first. Response time: Unspecified
    Word count: 2,000-2,500 for features, 1,200-2,000 for columns
    Pay: $450 for features, $200-400 for short features and columns
    Details here. –– http://www.flytyer.com/submissions/


  • Alaska Parent Magazine is “Alaska’s exclusive, all-in-one parenting resource.” They publish a helpful editorial calendar, and they generally seek articles on parenting and families. They pay up to $200 per article. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  • Traverse, Northern Michigan, and Northern Home & Cottage magazines traditionally covered the Northwest Michigan, but now include pieces based in the northeastern Lower Peninsula and the Upper Peninsula. Editors look for strongly rooted in the region articles on regional culture, food and dining, home and cottages, history, nature and the environment, arts and crafts, and personalities. Editors buy one-time right to publish in magazines and right to publish on the web site. Payment is $200-$700 for features (1,500-3,000 words) and departments (under 700 words). To learn more, read writers’ guidelines: https://mynorth.com/contact-us/Writing-Submission-Guidelines/.


  • Clean Run Magazine requests for features on engaging and educational articles that discuss dog training for agility, the health and safety of agility dogs, conduct of training courses and agility events, and competing in sports. They request a word count of 1,200-3,000 and will pay $75-$300.  Read their submission guidelines here: https://www.cleanrun.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=page.display&page_id=56
  • AKC Gazette and AKC Family Dog feature hands-on techniques for solving common behavior problems with inspiring and entertaining features about dogs. Their regular columns share information about natural therapies, health-care, nutrition, and more.  They request a word count of 1,000-3,000 and will pay $300-$500.  Their editors can be contacted here: https://www.akc.org/products-services/magazines/
  • Dogs Naturally Magazine has an audience of dog owners and professionals. They cover information on nutrition, holistic health care, homeopathy, herbs, TCVM, vaccines, and pharmaceutical controversies.  They seek writers who are holistic vets, homeopaths, herbalists, TCVM practitioners, natural pet healthcare practitioners, and other canine health experts.  Their pay rate is usually $50-$200 per piece.  Read their submission guidelines here:  https://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/contribute-2/
  • REPTILES is a bi-monthly magazine aimed at all levels of reptile and amphibian enthusiasts. Editors look only for original articles on care and husbandry of the animals in captivity, animals’ health, and conservation efforts made of behalf of reptiles around the world. Payment is $300 for a 2,000-2,500-word article with photos. To learn more, read the submissions guidelines: http://www.reptilesmagazine.com/Submit-A-Picture-or-Story-to-Reptile-Magazine/Writers-Guidelines/

Philosophy and Culture

  • theFold is an online magazine by Double Double store (an Australian store that offers curated streetwear and fashion from global designers). They publish “critical and exploratory writing on contemporary culture, broadly defined.” They “welcome writing about art, fashion, architecture, film, music, television, and more.” They are “particularly interested in personal essays that incorporate cultural criticism and critique.” They accept completed articles (1,200 to 1,700 words) and pitches. They pay $300 per article. For details, read their submission guidelines.
  • Screen Education, also run by the Australian Teacher of Media association, is a quarterly magazine written by and for teachers and students in primary and secondary schools in all curriculum areas, as well as some areas of tertiary study. They pay up to $300 per article. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  • Screen Education, also run by the Australian Teacher of Media association, is a quarterly magazine written by and for teachers and students in primary and secondary schools in all curriculum areas, as well as some areas of tertiary study. They pay up to $300 per article. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.


  • Arts and Culture Texas is a print magazine and website focused on the visual and performing arts and their effect on life and lives in Texas. They publish feature articles, reviews, interviews, think pieces, and more. According to one payment report, they paid $200 for a reported story of 850 words. To contact them, refer to this page.
  • Texas Co-op Power Magazine is a monthly magazine by Texas Electric Cooperatives. They publish stories about Texas history, culture, food, travel, and destinations, with particular interest in areas served by the electric cooperatives. They pay $300 to $1,200 per article, depending on its length and quality. They pay a kill fee of one-third of the contracted amount. For details, read their writer’s guidelines.
  • North Dakota Horizons is a quarterly magazine focused on the people, places, events, and culture of North Dakota. They are looking for short, nonfiction articles or essays of 1,000 to 1,200 words, and feature articles of 1,500 to 2,000 words. They want writers to send photographs or illustrations with manuscripts whenever possible. They pay an average of 20 cents per word for articles, and $125 to $300 for photography for major layouts. To learn more, visit this page.
  • South Dakota Magazine explores the experience of living in the state of South Dakota. It is published six times a year. They want articles that focus on South Dakota’s “culture, environment, lifestyles, history, heritage, natural resources or people.” They are more likely to approve articles that are accompanied by photos. They pay between $25 and $200 for feature articles of 500 to 2500 words. To learn more, refer to this page
  • Oregon Humanities Magazine is a triannual publication that “connects Oregonians to ideas that change lives and transform communities.” They exclusively publish work by Oregon-based creators. They prefer completed drafts but also accept queries and proposals. For shorter online pieces, they pay $200 to $300. For personal essays and features, they pay $500 to $1,000. Details here.
  • Alaska Home Magazine is a lifestyle/home magazine for the state of Alaska. They cover “architecture, remodeling, decorating, home furnishings, art, outdoor living, gardening & landscaping, food and wine, entertaining and much more.” They generally pay $75 to $200 per article. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  • Alaska Magazine is the region’s most respected publication. They’re accepting queries for pieces that demonstrate an excellent narrative slant and focus completely on Alaska and its culture. They pay $200 to $700, depending on word count. Writers who publish both articles and photographs may receive up to $1,500. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  • Long Island Woman is a monthly tabloid magazine with a free distribution of 30,000 copies throughout Long Island, NY, aimed at women ages 40-69. Its content covers lifestyle and family, physical and mental health, fitness and sport, nutrition and dining, beauty and fashion, finance and business, gardening and home decorating, travel and entertainment, news and interviews with inspiring women. Editors look for original manuscripts and reprints. Payment is $70-$200 for 500-2,250-word articles. To learn more, read writers’ guidelines: http://www.liwomanonline.com/guidelines.php.
  • Charleston Style & Design is a local magazine that publishes articles about architecture, fashion, businesses, food, and travel of interest to people in Charleston, South Carolina, and the surrounding region. They pay $200 for personal essays that offer a relatable story and good insight. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  • Carolina Parent is a parenting magazine published monthly by Morris Communication Company, LLC. It caters for Wake, Durham and Orange counties in North Carolina. A typical issue will have a theme and will include regular features and columns. They require that submissions by freelancers be exclusive within the magazine’s region. They consider reprints of articles from publications outside their region. Features range from 600 to 1,200 words. They pay between $75 and $300 per article. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  • Minnesota Parent is a family magazine covering “maternity, childbirth, kid health and development, child care, education, toys and technology.” They have a particular need for feature writers who are comfortable doing interviews and reporting. Payment is negotiated at a flat rate. One payment report indicates payment of $300 for a feature. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  • Outdoor Oklahoma is a magazine of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. They occasionally buy freelance articles, and accept reprints. Word count: Above 1,500 for features, 500-1,500 for shorter articles. Pay: $300-450 for features, $125-250 for shorter articles, $75 for sidebars and “Off the Beaten Path” articles. Details here.
  • Smoky Mountain Living Magazine covers the southern Appalachians and its environment, people, crafts, music and art. Word count: 1,500-3,500 for features, 1,000-1,500 for non-fiction, 700-850 for Mountain Views essay and departments. Pay: $250-450 for features, $200 for non-fiction/personal essay, $125 for Mountain Views essay and departments. Details here. –– http://www.smliv.com/about/contribute
  • Lake Superior Magazine focuses on the Lake Superior region, including its history, current events, lifestyle and tourism. They prefer manuscripts, though queries are accepted. Both emailed and mailed submissions are accepted. However, their guidelines say emails are more prone to getting lost in the system. Response time: 3-4 months or longer Word count: 1,600-2,000 for features, 800-1,200 for departments Pay: $200-400 for features, $75-200 for departments Details here. –– https://www.lakesuperior.com/aboutus/submission-guidelines/editorial-guidelines/
  • Nevada Magazine is a bimonthly “the official state tourism” publication. Its content includes “informative and entertaining features on the Silver State” – material appealing to its readers, active travelers and Nevada enthusiasts. Editors encourage queries first.  For printed stories, editors buy first North American rights, as well as the right to publish, distribute, archive, and otherwise use the material. Payment is $250 for most stories (500-1,500 words). For Web stories published on nevadamagazine.com, payment is $100 or $200 (depending on the assignment). To learn more, read writers’ guidelines.

Religions & Spirituality

  • The Compass Magazine is an online publication covering issues in the global church and society from a Seventh-Day Adventist perspective. They accept queries for articles that discuss trending topics, ministry, theology, and more. They pay up to $200 for unpublished articles. To learn more, read the Compass Magazine’s submission guidelines.


  • BitcoinTechWeekly is a technology magazine focused on Bitcoin. They are looking for lead-in editorials, brief updates and highlights, and feature articles. The compensation for lead-in and feature articles starts at $200. The compensation for briefs is between $20 and $40. To learn more, refer to this page.
  • Popular Mechanics –– The departments accepting freelance articles are Home Journal, Science/Technology/Aerospace, Boating/Outdoors, Electronics/Photography/Telecommunications and occasionally, general interest articles – the guidelines detail what they want in each department, and the magazine audience. Query first. Pay: $300 to over $1,000. Details here.

Trade Magazines, Professions & Professional

  • From Day One is a website and conference series that focuses on “innovative ways for companies to forge stronger relationships with their employees, customers, and community.” They are looking for story pitches from freelance journalists. They pay $200 to $300 per story (800 to 1,000 words). To learn more, visit this page.
  • Revive Social Blog provides top-level advice to social media marketers. They are looking for how-to posts that focus on a particular aspect of social media. If the quality of the article is up to par, writers can earn $100 to $200 per article. For details, visit this page.
  • Harvard Medical School CME Online is a “learning center for postgraduate online medical education.” They are accepting guest posts from credentialed health care professionals for their two blogs, Trends in Medicine and Lean Forward. The posts should be at least 400 words long. They pay $200 per post. To learn more, refer to this page.
  • School Transportation News is a monthly magazine covering student transportation in North America. Contributors must have a basic knowledge of K-12 education and automotive fleets. New writers should demonstrate understanding of the industry and school bus issues. Editors are not interested in local stories and want material offering a broad perspective. Contributors should send queries with published clips. Payment is $150-$300 for features (600-1,200 words) and $150 for departments/columns (600 words. (Payment information is according to Writer’s Market 2018). To learn more, the editor’s contact information can be found here: http://www.stnonline.com/magazine/editorial-schedule – Keep in mind that they seem to be slow in updating their editorial calendar.
  • learnaboutgmp offers “Online Compliance & Regulatory Training in a Modern Cloud Based LMS.” They want articles written for an audience that works in either the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology or Medical Device Industry or similar.” They pay $200 to $500 for articles. If you’re a life sciences professional, they may be worth looking into. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  • iWorkWell publishes articles about human resources. They want “expert HR professionals/consultants/academics and employment or labor attorneys with deep expertise in any area of HR.” They pay up to $200 per article. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.


  • Let’s Travel is a bi-monthly travel magazine that focuses on “articles with a twist that offer first person accounts of travel in New Zealand, Australia and the South Pacific Islands.” They also publish a few stories from far flung places like, South East Asia, Europe and Americas. Their “readership demographics is luxury”, so if the pitch is about getting by on a few dollars, they would probably not be interested in it. Their feature articles are of 800 to 1,200 words. They pay a flat fee of NZ$300 per story to unpublished writers. While, to previously published writers, they pay NZ$500. To find out more, refer to this page.
  • Rider Magazine is for mature, discerning and affluent motorcycling enthusiasts. They buy mini travel stories called Favourite Rides, full-length travel/tour features, and other topics – which is almost anything in the world of motorcycling, including unusual museums or events, or stand-out motorcycle organizations. They pay $200 and up. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  • Escapees Magazine is the magazine of the Escapees RV Club. They offer articles, tips, and personal views about RVing. They particularly want technical and informational articles are RVs. They’re primarily written by members of their club, but they do accept submissions from non-members as well. They pay up to $200 per article. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  • Hidden Compass is a literary travel magazine, published online. They want true stories, that push “the travel genre and delves into the spirit, culture, history, ecology, perils or residents of a place. They pay $300 for features; $200 for other departments. They’re very much going against the contemporary “click-driven” media that dominates so much of our attention these days. They want “all the nuanced, narrator-driven, non-listicle stories that need to be told. We want a tribe of storytellers who journey together.” This seems like a worthy goal –– and one well worth supporting. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.
  • ROVA Magazine is an RV, road trip and outdoor adventure magazine for millennials and Gen Xers. According to their editor, Gemma Peckham, they pay $200 per article. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.


    • Barefoot Writer Magazine helps writers learn how to earn money, work from home and get freelance jobs to achieve the lifestyle of their dreams. Their readers include men and women of all ages who want to make money from writing. They pay $100 to $300 per article. To learn more, read their submission guidelines.


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